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Thursday , October 17 2019

China reclaim lead from rivals India – Asian championship witnessing unprecedented success: Al Qsaimi

Karam crowning the ladies champion of 50 meter shooting.
Karam crowning the ladies champion of 50 meter shooting.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: On the sixth day of 13th Asian Shooting Championship, which is currently being held at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex in Kuwait, China topped the medals’ list after competing strongly against India and South Korea and defeating them in various contests.

The Lebanese shooter, who was ranked third in the world in 2007, won the silver medal in the skeet shooting competition for individuals. The Taiwanese shooter Lean Yi Chon, who was ranked fourth in the Sydney Olympiad 2000 and London 2012 and was the world champion in 2002, won the gold medal and the Chinese shooter Leon Ying Zee, who was ranked first in 2007 and second in 2005, won the bronze. In the skeet shooting competition for teams, Chinese team won the first place.

In the 25 meters air rifle competition for individuals, South Korea’s Jang Dai Kio, who was the Asian champion in 2012, won the gold medal, India’s Mahendra Singh won the silver medal and Mongolia’s Togoledro won the bronze medal.

In the 25 meters air rifle competition for teams, the South Korean team won the gold medal.

In the 25 meters air rifle competition for amateur individuals, Achalbar from India came first after competing strongly against South Korean shooters Park Jung and Lee Jay Keon who came second and third respectively.

In the 25 meters air rifle competition for amateur teams, India’s team won gold, South Korea silver and Mongolia bronze.

In the women’s 50 meters competition with three positions, the reigning Chinese champion Chin Dong Ki won the gold medal while Mongolia’s Naranto and South Korea’s Yosu Yong won silver and bronze respectively. In the same competition for teams, the Chinese team won the gold medal.

With a total of 14 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals, China tops the medals’ list followed by India with 14 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze medals, and South Korea with 12 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze medals.

Iran is in fourth place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals, followed by Kuwait with 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals, Thailand with 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals, Kazakhstan with 2 gold and 2 bronze medals, Taiwan with 1 gold and 1 bronze medals, Tajikistan with one gold medal, Mongolia with 5 silver and 3 bronze medals, Qatar with one silver and 3 bronze medals, Malaysia and UAE with one silver and one bronze medals each, Singapore and Lebanon with one silver medal each, and Vietnam with two bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Secretary of Kuwait and Asian shooting federations Obaid Al-Osaimi affirmed that the competitions have entered the final stages, and the championship is witnessing unprecedented success in all aspects.

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